How is New Zealand's Fauna and Flora Unique?
- only one native mammal: the bat
- no ground predators (not even snakes)
- home to the world's heaviest insect: the weta
- home to "living fossils" such as the tuatara and New Zealand frogs
- about 70 species of birds found only in New Zealand
- over 1/3 of these birds are flightless, and almost 1/4 of them are nocturnal
- all native amphibians, earthworms, and conifers are endemic to New Zealand